BRIDGE OVER SPOKANE FALLS


Union Pacific, The Milwaukee Road
And Spokane International might have been the last

Rail lines and bridges to access Spokane --
To do so was a project vast.

What came to be called, "the high bridge"
Crossed the river a mile from the depot.

Following the north bank of the Spokane River
The line led to the falls and north Monroe.

Enormous I-beams riveted together
Made a lofty, impressive span --

High and surmounting the Monroe Street bridge --
An impressive project for mere man.

No one could have known the line would not survive
A world's fair named Expo '74.

Only Great Northern's clock tower remains --
Trent is Spokane Falls Blvd. forevermore.

by D. Edgar Murray 05/03/2001.